At Millennium Family Dental, we strive to provide high-quality dental services to each of our patients. As your cosmetic dentist in Meridian, we provide many cosmetic and general dental services. We also are happy to provide wisdom teeth removal!
Many of our patients have questions about wisdom teeth removal, such as whether or not they need the procedure and what the procedure is like.
Is wisdom teeth removal necessary?
Our Meridian dentists have years of experience performing wisdom teeth removal.
It is common for most people to need their wisdom teeth removed. This is because most people do not have enough room in their mouth for the wisdom teeth to come in. This can cause wisdom teeth to surface at strange angles, leading to potential damage and problems for the rest of the mouth.
We recommend most patients to remove their wisdom teeth, so they do not become a problem later. We rarely find a patient who does not require wisdom teeth removal.
Do I need my wisdom teeth removed?
One way to check this on your own is to go get a mirror and look at your bottom teeth. Count how many teeth you have at the back of your mouth. These teeth are your molars. By around the age of twelve, most people have two molars in place. Wisdom teeth are often known as the third molars.
If you want to see if you have room for wisdom teeth, put a finger behind one of your second molars. If you can feel a flat pad of tissue, it is possible you could have enough room. If you feel like the tissue is curving up, you likely don’t have room for wisdom teeth.
The only way to really know for sure is to see your Meridian dentist and have them evaluate your mouth.
How do I prepare for a consultation?
If you are coming in to see us for a consultation about your wisdom teeth, figuring out the questions to these questions can help you prepare:
- Do I need all my wisdom teeth removed?
- What are my options for anesthesia during the procedure?
- What are complications I can expect? Are there any risks?
- Will my face get puffy? Will the procedure affect my appearance?
- What happens if I don’t get my wisdom teeth removed?
These questions will help the consultation go better, and they will also put you at ease. These questions will help you get peace of mind and know what to expect.
We will remove your wisdom teeth in order to prevent those teeth from damaging your mouth and other healthy teeth. The longer you, or your child, waits to get surgery the more likely your wisdom teeth are to cause problems.
If you were born without wisdom teeth, lucky you! You don’t have to worry about getting those teeth removed. If you’re not sure if you have wisdom teeth or not, we can do an x-ray of your mouth and find out.
When is the best time to get my wisdom teeth removed?
If you think you need your wisdom teeth removed or another tooth extracted, contact us today for a simple, easy removal.
It is best to remove wisdom teeth before the root is fully formed. Once the root fully forms, the extraction process becomes more difficult.
How long is the recovery time?
Wisdom teeth removal is an oral surgery. For most people, the recovery time is about one week. Ultimately, it will depend on the individual and the type of anesthesia used.
How can I prepare?
Ask about whether or not you need to fast before the surgery and if you can take your prescription medications before and after the surgery. Before the procedure, we will walk you through the procedure and how to take care of yourself after the surgery.
At Millennium Family Dental, we treat our patients with care and respect. We are happy to help you schedule an appointment at a time that is best for you. For wisdom teeth removal, contact one of the best dentists in Meridian. Choose Millennium Family Dentistry today!